Nest box entrance too small?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheJuan-n-Only, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    I built my nest boxes and installed them in the coop, however, I'm not sure if I meesed up the entrance. The boxes are 13"x13"x13", but I made the "lip" to keep the bedding too big. The entrance is now about 9.5" is that too I need to get back to work and make the entrance bigger?

  2. sharol

    sharol Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    My nest boxes are 12" cubed with a 10" opening. I have a couple of pretty large chickens (Welsumer and GLW) and they don't have any problem getting into the nest box.
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I think they'll be fine. My first nest box was a covered cat litter box and I think the opening was only about 7-8" - they had NO problem getting in and out.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    They are just fine, my RIR go thru a 6x6 hole and don't even notice
  5. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    woohoo no more work on the nest boxes! lol Thank you for the good news guys! lol Coop will be done today!!!

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